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For the first time since start of pandemic, zero Covid cases in Mumbai

Mumbai: For the primary time because the Covid pandemic hit Mumbai on March 16, 2020, town witnessed no new Covid instances on Tuesday. Whereas this thought could also be comforting, specialists have warned residents to not let their guard down simply but.

Covid sufferers now occupy simply two beds in metropolis hospitals. The entire dying toll thus far within the metropolis that has borne the brunt of the pandemic stands at 19,747.

For greater than every week now, the overall variety of new instances detected within the metropolis have been in single digits. In reality, many wards haven’t had any new instances for a while now. Civic officers attribute this to giant scale vaccination, with virtually 90% of Mumbaikars having acquired two doses of the Covid vaccine.

“It’s advisable that folks take the third dose to make sure their our bodies can battle with the virus in the event that they have been to get contaminated. The uptake for the booster dose has been very low in Mumbai,” mentioned a civic official.

State Covid activity pressure member Dr Rahul Pandit mentioned that it’s nonetheless too early to let our guards down. “In reality, we have to preserve Covid-appropriate behaviour in order that the variety of new infections stays low,” he mentioned.

On the peak of the primary wave of Covid, town had round 21,000 Covid affected individuals and the fatalities have been within the tons of day-after-day. Within the subsequent waves of the viral an infection over the past couple of years, town has witnessed a variety of human tragedies together with deaths, starvation, lack of livelihood and violence. A number of new variants of the virus like Omicron, BF 7, XBB, XBB 1.5 have bothered Mumbaikars on this time.

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